1997 Ford Mustang User Reviews

1997 Ford Mustang Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 51 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 27 reviews
"power" 21 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"intake" 2 reviews
"sensor" 2 reviews

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Displaying 21 - 30 of 51 1997 Ford Mustang reviews.

Gara writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review
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3

Pros

American Icon

Cons

Underpowered

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Fun — 215 hp for a "sports" car is not enough in my mind. It is still fun and American. It is cheap to own. It was only $8000 with very low miles and it is very fun to drive and smoke the tires.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Carlos writes:
1997 Ford Mustang STD Coupe Review
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3

Pros

Good car

Cons

its got a lil fender damage

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Its Not The Last Mustang Ill Own That 4sure. — It's not the fastest mustang out there but its got shape to it. It can be modified and improved if u had the money and time to do it. Its a great car as long as its made by ford.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Pete writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review
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5

Pros

Convertible...  Great Look

Cons

Weak 215hp  4.6liter engine..  Not impressive for a GT

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My 97, 4.6 — Performance - Stock.... Nothing to brag about Build Quality - Solid car. Appearance - Awesome. Convertible.. Paint held up great Cost of Ownership - BAD gas mileage. Basic maintenance... Oil change, plugs.. That stuff Fun Factor - FUN!! Gets looks wherever she goes. "If I'm going to hell... I'm going in my Mustang"

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Vincent writes:
1997 Ford Mustang STD Coupe Review
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4

Pros

Fun and reliable

Cons

you can't handle a fast car

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Great Cheap And Easy To Mod Performance — Performance - great acceleration, good brakes, good handling Build Quality - under construction. Great car so far Appearance - Very simple interior and stock has an ok exterior... Headlights and tailights are a must to replace and it makes a huge difference. Cost of Ownership - 17mpg city but hasn't had any breakdowns yet Fun to drive! Easy to drift

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lorie writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review
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4

Pros

Fast! Fun!

Cons

Age of the vehicle

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My 1997 Ford Mustang Gt Convertible — I love the Ford Mustang because of the style & overall handling/performance of the vehicle. It easily jumps to 80 miles per hour on the interstate and wants to go faster! I really have to keep my eye on the gauge...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Eric writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review
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5

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Great platform to start a powerful street car

Cons

NONE

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Great Car All Around And Fun To Drive!!!! — Mostly stock great solid car takes alot of abuse. Mine has cold air intake, tuned, 3.73 rear end, magnaflow 2-1/2 exhaust x-pipe no cats. great car to start a real street machine. A little pricey to mod but well worth it!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Zack writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review
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4

Pros

Looks, decent speed

Cons

gas

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Used Its A Cheap Car W/ Decent Speed, — looks good, handles good w/ decent power isn't good on gas but gets the looks with its different color, their are many upgrades that can separate u from every other mustang out their. its a fun car to drive and built pretty solid

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brandon writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review
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5

Pros

Power, handling, looks.

Cons

No reason to avoid it.

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Bottom Line, This Car Will Kick Your Ass! — Acceleration-depends on how heavy your foot is, cuz it'll throw you back in your seat if you want it to. Handling-goes anywhere you want it to, wherever you turn the wheel it'll follow. Appearance-aggressive, fast, pure muscle, inside and out Fun Factor-crazy fun to drive, especially if you like weaving in and out of traffic, and going fast.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Josh writes:
1997 Ford Mustang STD Coupe Review
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5

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Great power with excellent MPGs!

Cons

No grease ports for the front axle joints.

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Awesome 1997 Mustang — I love this car! Even with the V6 engine, it pulls hard from 1,9000 to 3,000 RPMs and can easily smoke the all-season tires from a stop. It must not have ABS because the brakes will lock up in a pinch. I've tested the gas mileage various times and consistently get 23 MPG city and 33-34 MPG highway with the 5-speed manual transmission. It now has 166,000 miles on the odometer and I've never had major engine repairs necessary. A slight amount of plastic in the interior is the only drawback I see. I added an after-market spoiler for the sake of appearance...but it could use new lifter arms for the trunk since it was originally not equipped for the added weight of the spoiler. It's fun to drive and the factory cruise control makes highway driving easy. There are a few squeaks and rattles now, but considering mileage I'm not complaining. One thing to consider is that it does not come with grease ports for the front axle joints. This has developed a squeak problem when the outside temperatures get over 80 degrees. Overall, it's a great car and I recommend it in every way!

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Kat writes:
1997 Ford Mustang Review
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4

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It's not as expensive as some cars to fix on the little things and it drives very well

Cons

nothing really just dont get in a accident or it takes forever to fix and don't talk bad about it... or it won't start >.<

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My Mustang — I love my Mustang the only problems with it are things that I've done to it.... Like getting in a accident... It's a really beautiful car the only reason mine looks off is because of the white door on the passenger side because of the accident.... It's a really fun car to drive it goes really fast for a little V6 it still run very well considering it's almost 12 years old and I've put it through it's far share of beatings....

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